The justice system

Find out about 900 years of legal evolution – and how it works today.

The Constitutional Reform Act 2005 made provision for the creation of a new Supreme Court for the United Kingdom. There had, in ...

How different cases are dealt with, and which judges deal with them.

On 3 November 2008, the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act came into force. This created a new two-tier Tribunal system

The costumes worn by judges are just about the most distinctive working wardrobe in existence. But that’s not altogether surprising: after all, ...

The term dates for the legal year apply to sittings in the High Court and Court of Appeal only, and are fixed ...

Our courts system is complicated and - in places - confusing, because it has developed over 1,000 years rather than being designed ...

Although the post they hold is judicial, and legal qualifications and experience are often required, coroners are not considered to be members ...